The Footie's Rooster Call: The Art of the Middle Finger

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The Footie's Rooster Call: The Art of the Middle Finger
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Rise and shine football fanatics. The Rooster has already woken up, checked on his chickens, read the newspapers, flipped all the unnecessary pages, landed his feathery hands on the sports section, circled the uncanny news on the page, and had his morning coffee. It’s another beautiful day in our football world.


The Art of the Middle Finger

The Rooster has had his share of taking and giving the middle finger on many occasions. However, it seems that these days Sir Alex Ferguson is the man facing the middle finger. And with his usual bubble gum and red face, he is probably thinking of a way to "get one back" at Real Madrid.

Manchester United had to let Cristiano Ronaldo go to Real Madrid, then had Carlos Tevez leave, Karim Benzema snub them for guess who, ahm...

Oh yes, Real Madrid again!

Ferguson thought he got the better of Real and probably called Carlos Queiroz, telling him about how he won the race to sign Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia from Wigan.

The Rooster heard from a crazy, unreliable chicken the dialogue between the two coaches:

Ferguson: “Oh Carlos, you won’t believe it! Oh my God, oh my God! That Florentino Perez must be running out of plans.”

Just when Ferguson thought Perez had run out of middle-finger signings aimed at all big clubs, Franck Ribery comes out and snubs Manchester United and Chelsea in favor of...Real Madrid!


The Rooster Wants Mou

The Rooster loves controversial speech, controversial selections, controversial signings, and controversial press conferences. What’s the word? Oh yes: The Rooster loves controversy.

And it’s been a while since the most controversial figure in the world since strikingly-similar Simon Cowell and the late Michael Jackson first appeared on TV.

It’s Jose Mourinho—the charismatic, white and black-headed Portuguese Inter manager. Mourinho’s rants can provide the Rooster with material enough for a month of crowing.

And with pretty much everybody chasing Maicon, including interested clubs and players just interested to take the ball off of him, Mourinho’s silence is more inquisitive than his rants.


The Rooster Hopes…

•That Michael Owen finds a club that will be dim-witted to a degree as to offer the injury-prone 29-year-old, who hit his peak at 18, a chance to play football regularly again and for 100k a week.

•That Manchester United goes back to signing big names and Ferguson can un-blush his face and smile in a Beckham-style game.

•That David Beckham lasts without nagging himself out of the United States.


Happy Birthday

Nathan Ellington (of West Bromwich Albion) who turns 28, and Danny Rose (of Tottenham) who turns 19


Quote of the Day

Ribery said, "I have made up my mind, I want to leave. It will be Real Madrid or nothing.”


Hope you enjoyed The Rooster's debut!

Until the next good morning!

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